Help Assemble Easter Baskets for Children In Need!

CALLING ALL CHARITABLE CHILDREN!

HELP ASSEMBLE  500 EASTER BASKETS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED!

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DATE:  Sunday, March 29, 2015

TIME: 12:30 – 5:30 (Basket Assembly is during 2:00-3:30)

PLACE: Pitman United Methodist Church in Pitman, NJ

CONTACT: Elissa 856-625-8653

EVENT SIGN UP *MANDATORY*: CLICK HERE

Angels of God Clothing Closet is hosting their annual Easter Basket assembly and delivery day on Sunday, March 29, 2015. This is a great opportunity for the entire family to come out and participate in a “hands on” charity project. Their goal is to provide over 500 Easter baskets which will be distributed to children in need through local food pantries and homeless shelters.

All ages are welcome. Each volunteer is given a card with the gender and age of a child. Volunteers then fill the basket with items pre-sorted onto labeled tables that are appropriate for that child.

Every year there are MANY grade school and Middle school children who come out and volunteer and they have SO MUCH FUN!

PROJECT DETAILS:

There are several time slots available to volunteer, but the kids get the most out of the actual basket assembly. This occurs between 2:00 and 3:30 (see below). Angels of God asks that all volunteers sign up in advance through Sign Up Genius. 

Here is the schedule for the day and the jobs they need help with:

11:45 – Drive Easter Basket Supplies from Angels of God’s main location to the United Methodist Church

12:30 -2:00 – Set up at the United Methodist Church (arranging items on tables, making basket ribbons, etc)

2:00-3:30 Easter Basket Assembling

4:00 – Clean up and Drivers to Deliver baskets to shelters and homes in the Gloucester County area.

Follow Charitable Children on Facebook for more great opportunities to get your child involved in community service!

Hearts United Against Cancer’s Care and Comfort Bundle Event

Would your family be interested in helping bring comfort and joy to a child, teen or adult fighting cancer? There is a great, local volunteer opportunity that will be fun and meaningful for all ages!

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Every month Hearts United Against Cancer will hold a Care And Comfort Bundle Event where volunteers of all ages can come out and show their support for local adults, teens and children battling cancer.

The next event will be held:

Saturday March 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pitman Methodist Church, 758 N Broadway, Pitman, NJ

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT BY CLICKING HERE

 

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Come out and help assemble baskets, make cards, make no-sew blankets, and stuff pillows. It’s a fun way for young children to get involved in a charity project and a great way for teens to accummulate volunteer hours.

At this Care & Comfort Bundle event, baskets and bags will be assembled and later delivered to hospitals in our tri-state area. Volunteers will be making no sew fleece blankets, homemade pillows, writing and decorating note cards, making crafts, and more. Your support will make these baskets personalized and special for the Cancer Heroes receiving them.

Hearts United Against Cancer is a local non-profit delivering care and comfort baskets to cancer heros of all ages. Baskets and bundles are delivered to women, men and children fighting cancer in our tri-state area hospitals to bring them some cheer and comfort. Individual Cancer Heros can also be nominated by a friend or family member for a special home delivery. These care baskets and bundles are hand delivered to local cancer heros or shipped to those living further away.

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VOLUNTEERING:

If you would like to volunteer the night of the event, please sign up through this link so they can anticipate the amount of help coming:
https://www.volunteersignup.org/38K94

Everyone who volunteers will be entered in a raffle!

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DONATIONS:

Donations for basket items are always appreciated. Needed items include: Books, Coloring Books, Puzzle Books, Stationary, Art Supplies, Art Kits, Toiletries (no shampoo/conditioner), Nail Care Items, Card Games, Games, Puzzles, Stuffed Animals, Toys, DVD’s, Soft Hats/Gloves, Scarves, Hard/Tart Candy, Gum, Gift Cards, Etc.

*Please Note that all items should be new, but books can be new or gently used.*

Items must be dropped off by Wednesday, March 18th 2015 for this next Care and Comfort Event. Or, you may bring them with you the night of the event.

Drop Off Locations: 

Vintage Day Spa & Salon
101 West Jersey Ave
Pitman, NJ 08071
(856) 589-1783
*Open Tues- Sat*

La Mia Couture
205 Bellevue Avenue
Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 704-9600
*Open Wed-Sun*

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OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Be part of the Blanket Initiative - All sewers, knitters, crocheters and kids who love to make the no sew blankets (knotted) and pillows can help! Great for scout troops.

Host A Party to help collect needed items for Cancer Heros.

Be sure to follow Hearts United Against Cancer on Facebook to stay up to date and inspired by their work.

Visit their website for more information at http://heartsunitedagainstcancer.org